Why Does Agent 47 Assassinate Diana In Hitman Absolution?

By Ishaan . February 21, 2012 . 1:30pm

As previously reported, Hitman Absolution starts out by having Agent 47 kill Diana Burnwood, his longtime handler for the agency, after he receives a contract to assassinate her. A new trailer for Absolution gives a little more insight into the lead-up to this incident:



It looks like Diana’s marked as a traitor by the agency after snooping around for information she wasn’t supposed to access, which is how the contract to assassinate her came about.


While IO Interactive have said that Hitman Absolution doesn’t take place in any specific Hitman timeline, the trailer depicts scenes from Hitman: Blood Money, the previous game. Additionally, Del Rey are publishing a novel that takes place between Blood Money and Absolution, which means that the two are connected on some level.


What happens after Agent 47 kills Diana? She makes a dying request for him to find a girl named Victoria, and he takes it on as a personal mission.

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  • Ace

    So sad that Diana is going to die. She was the bomb dizzle. =( 

  • Jianlong Zhao

    its possible this bald killer who would kill Diana is not 47. 47 is a clone hitman, so he should have other brothers who are like him( like 41 42 43). 47 dosent have emotion to others but not diana. in the previous seires, diana helped 47 a lot in the final stage, what I think is 47’s brother killed diana, and 47 is too late to save her. Diana leaves a hint “Victoria” to 47( maybe diana’s family whoes in danger). 47 probalby is going on the way of vengence

  • disqus_nGKZk63kXX

    Does this hitman have new writers or something? First they get rid of the original voice actors and then not fufill what they promised. Claiming “we were playing hard to get.” Psh. I’m not to sure about this one…

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